Large-scale genetic association studies published over the last few years indicate that main effects of common variants are difficult to identify in mood and anxiety disorders, suggesting that additional approaches are needed. This series aims to provide a widely accessible forum for the presentation and discussion of advances and approaches for mapping the genetic basis of mood and anxiety disorders. Articles included will highlight the use of alternative phenotypes to categorical disease constructs including dimensional behavioural and neurobiological endophenotypes, as well as translational approaches integrating animal and human data along with measures of environmental exposure and functional annotation of specific variants. Research and review articles can still be submitted for consideration in the series. Please submit online, stating clearly in the cover letter that the article should be considered for the thematic series.
Dr Elisabeth Binder